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Dress and matching cape (dress)

about 1845

Object Place: United States


139 cm (54 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed challis

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



(a) Dress and (b) matching cape of printed challis; ground dark purplish-red with slightly serpentine stripes having minute flowers on cream ground; long fitted bodice coming to point in center front, buttoned down center front; three quarter length sleeves, slightly bell shaped with dropped shoulder line and double ruffle below shoulder seam, full skirt gathered all the way around; (b) short matching cape buttoned down center front and edged with reddish-purple silk fringe; bodice of (a) lined with white cotton twill, (b) lined with white glazed cotton.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alice Bradford Lovett